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Operation Slowdown

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods as part of Operation Slowdown.
An increased policing presence, both in marked and unmarked police vehicles, will target unsafe driving behaviours near [...]

$100k in jewels nicked from Franklin

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary that occurred in Franklin last weekend where $100,000 worth of jewellery and watches was stolen.
The burglary at a house in Ellinor Walker Street, Franklin, is believed to have taken place between 8.00pm on Friday, September 21 and 7pm on Sunday, September 23.
The offender(s) stole a number of [...]

Have you seen David Banks?

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing is searching for an 81-year-old man who went bushwalking yesterday morning (Thursday, September 27).
The 81-year-old Pearce man was reported missing yesterday evening after he left a note for his family to say he would be back from his walk at lunchtime.
The car the man was driving, a red Subaru Impreza, was located at [...]

How many Canberrans caught without seatbelts in September? 42. It all makes sense now!

By 27 September 2012

In a month where ACT Policing focussed its attention on the issue of seatbelts, 40 motorists were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) for not wearing a seatbelt while driving.
In addition to the 40 TINs, there were a further two TINs issued for passengers not wearing a seatbelt.
Officer-In-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson said [...]

Recognise the Holt rapist? [Facefit]

By 25 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on Saturday September 15 in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic [...]

Home invasion Queanbeyan style

By 24 September 2012

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an aggravated break and enter in Queanbeyan West overnight.
About 10.10pm (Sunday 23 September 2012), three men forced their way into a home on Jordan Place.
Three adults and two young children were at home at the time.
Once inside the premises, the men assaulted a woman aged in her 30s by [...]

Motorised bicycle claims rider in Evatt

By 23 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on Fitzhardinge Crescent, in Evatt, this evening (Saturday, September 22), in which a man appears to have fallen from his motorised bicycle and later died in hospital.
Police were called to the location around 6.42pm after ACT Ambulance Service officers had attended and were treating a 39-year-old man [...]

Police nab Emu Bank subway bandit AND invent “aggravated-related offences”

By 22 September 2012

A 22-year-old Melba man has been arrested for the aggravated robberies at Subway restaurant in Emu Bank Belconnen.
About 10pm on Thursday 20 September, a man entered the Subway restaurant armed with a knife and demanded money. He was handed a sum of cash and without further incident, left the store on foot towards the Belconnen [...]

Don’t make it easier for thieves at Floriade

By 21 September 2012

ACT Policing has issued a reminder to those attending Floriade to properly secure unattended cars and hide valuables.
The advice was issued as the city gears up for an influx of thousands of interstate visitors over the next four weeks, with the ACT’s now-famous spring flower festival as one of the key attractions.
As many of the [...]

Braddon iPad thief brought to justice

By 19 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 33-year-old man, of no fixed abode, after an aggravated burglary in Braddon yesterday (Tuesday, September 18).
About 10.55am police were called to a house in Girrawheen Street, Braddon after receiving reports from two members of the public of a broken window and an intruder inside the premises.
The two members of the [...]

New Dickson Hostage bar gets its first blue

By 18 September 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an altercation that occurred outside the Hostage Lounge Bar & Tapas in Dickson on Sunday September 9.
Around 1.50am, a group of young males were sitting outside the bar on Challis Street when they were approached by a man described as of Mediterranean appearance. A physical altercation ensued resulting [...]

20 year old woman mugs deaf man in Woden Bus Interchange

By 17 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old woman who allegedly robbed a hearing-impaired man at the Woden Bus Interchange yesterday (Sunday, September 16).
Police will allege that around 1.37pm the offender approached the 46-year-old Kambah man, who feared for his safety and handed over a sum of cash. The victim is both hearing impaired and mute, and [...]

Hunting the Holt rapists

By 17 September 2012

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating a sexual assault which occurred on Saturday evening (September 15) in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic blue in colour, by two [...]

ACTION bus attacked with a spanner

By 16 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an object was thrown at an ACTION bus yesterday afternoon (Saturday 15 September).
About 1.45pm, ACTION bus number 495 was travelling eastbound on Cowlishaw Street, Greenway, approaching the intersection with Anketell Street.
About that time a heavy object, believed to be a spanner, has been thrown at the bus from a [...]

Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

By 15 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The third annual ‘Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance’ rolled into Canberra today (15 September, 2012) with over 1200 police officers riding in honour of fallen colleagues.
As part of the lead up to National Police Remembrance Day, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus is joining police from across Australia in paying special tribute [...]

Did you see the Athllon Drive collision?

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision, which occurred on Athllon Drive, Kambah yesterday (Thursday, September 13).
Around 12.20pm, a silver Nissan Skyline GT coupe was travelling north on Athllon Drive (approximately 200m north of Sulwood Drive) when it left the roadway and rolled down an embankment. The 22-year-old Theodore man was the [...]

The curse of Dogman strikes again

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Dunlop man for assisting in the aggravated robbery at the Kaleen Caltex service station on August 24.
Around 4pm yesterday (September 13), police executed a search warrant at a house in Macgregor. The information to obtain this warrant came via an anonymous member of the community [...]

Dogman can rest easy as Tyre Iron brought to justice (allegedly)

By 13 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have arrested a 23-year-old Reid man for the aggravated robbery at the Kaleen Caltex service station on August 24.
Around 8.30am today (September 13), police executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in Reid, following information submitted by an anonymous member of the community via Crime Stoppers.
During the warrant, [...]

No good deed unpunished as police seek Mawson samaritans

By 11 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two members of the public who came to the assistance of a woman in Mawson on Saturday night (September 8).
Around 7pm on Saturday night, the woman had been the victim of an assault in Mawson. The victim flagged down two members of the public who had been reversing their [...]

Tuggeranong crime spree brought to an end after a pursuit

By 11 September 2012

Three teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit across Tuggeranong early this morning (September 11).
Around 1.25am, officers from Tuggeranong General Duties were called to a burglary at the Gowrie Discount Pharmacy, Gowrie Shops. A short time later, police received a telephone call from a member of the public about a burglary at the Banks Shops [...]

Do you recognise the bicycle bank robber?

By 10 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of the man responsible for an aggravated robbery in Civic on Friday, July 20 in the hope someone can identify him.
The man entered the Westpac bank on Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to be a firearm.
He took a sum of cash and [...]

A knife at the Emu Bank subway

By 10 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Subway in Belconnen last night (Sunday, September 9).
Around 7.50pm a man entered the fast food store on Emu Bank and approached a staff member, produced a knife and demanded she give him cash.
She complied with his demands and he ran out of the [...]

Have you seen these suspected firebugs?

By 9 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two youths who may be able to provide information relating to a deliberately lit grass fire near Justice Kelly St in Forde around 1.30pm yesterday (Saturday, September 8).
A quick-thinking local resident saw the smoke and used a garden hose to bring the fire under control, with ACT Fire and [...]

Low flying helicopter in Gungahlin searching for mountain bike rider.

By 9 September 2012

We had a couple of posts on our Facebook page overnight about low flying helicopters returning and Police activity at Mulligans Flat.
It turns out a moutain bike rider has gone missing and there was a search on last night and again today.
The following is a media release from ACT Policing.
Search resumes for missing man
Release Date: [...]

Men caught burgling Canberra High

By 8 September 2012

Two men, aged 21 and 22, were arrested by police for an aggravated burglary at a Macquarie school overnight.
Around 1am today (Saturday, September 8), Belconnen General Duties members attended The Canberra High School on Bindubi Street in Macquarie after a report that multiple alarms had been activated at the school’s science building.
While patrolling the [...]

$2 million to hunt the cold case murders

By 7 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell has announced a big new push to crack outstanding murder cases in Canberra:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has today announced the ACT Government would provide $2 million in rewards to help ACT Policing secure a conviction in four of Canberra’s unsolved murder cases.
The four unsolved murder cases will now each [...]

On the run in a Daewoo Espero with three flat tyres and one missing

By 7 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Ngunnawal man after a vehicle pursuit overnight in the Canberra’s North.
Around 5.45am this morning (Friday, September 7), police were conducting patrols in the city area when they saw a green Daewoo Espero pull into a nearby car park.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but after the vehicle failed [...]

Jammo Liquorland robbed

By 7 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that took place in Jamison last night (September 6).
Around 7.45pm, a man armed with a knife entered Liquorland at the Jamison Shopping Centre and threatened a staff member inside the store. The man made demands for cash.
The staff member complied with the demands and handed the [...]

Conder Maccas takes a hit

By 7 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the McDonalds restaurant in Conder Tuesday, September 4.
Around 8.40pm a man entered the store with a knife and demanded money from employees.
Employees complied with the offender’s instructions and he left the store. He was seen running across Tharwa Drive in a South-West direction.
The man [...]

Gungahlin thug arrested

By 7 September 2012

Police have arrested a 17-year-old teenager in relation to an alleged assault of a 20-year-old man in Gungahlin last week.
Around 9.00pm last Friday (August 31), police attended Hibberson Street in Gungahlin after receiving reports of an assault.
The 20-year-old man was taken to the Canberra Hospital where he was treated for injuries resulting from the assault.
Police [...]

Did you see the Melba fatal?

By 7 September 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a single vehicle collision in Melba this afternoon where a 49-year-old man from NSW has died.
Around 1.15pm today (Thursday, September 6), police received reports of a man falling off an Australia Post motorcycle on Kingsford Smith Drive approximately 200 metres after the Le Gallienne Street intersection.
The man died at the scene. [...]

Death in Braidwood

By 6 September 2012

A man is assisting with inquiries after the discovery of a body in the state’s south this morning (Thursday 6 September, 2012).
About 4.45am two men were involved in an altercation at a property outside of Braidwood.
Police from Monaro Local Area Command attended and located the body of a 51-year-old man.
A crime scene has been established.
A [...]

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